“Elementary” fans might witness a wedding ceremony in Season 5 of the CBS procedural series.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, series creator Rob Doherty revealed that Captain Gregson (Aidan Quinn) and his lover Paige (Virginia Madsen) might be tying the knot next installment. “There is a very strong possibility [to it],” Doherty said.
As previously revealed by Entertainment Weekly, Madsen will be reprising her role in episode 3 of the new season.
Madsen made her series debut as Paige in Season 4, episode 15, titled “Up to Heaven and Down to Hell.” In it, it was revealed that Gregson and Paige had started dating a year ago, but just hours after Joan (Lucy Liu) bumped into them one night, Paige had split from Gregson.
As Gregson explained to Joan, Paige was a former detective who had been forced to leave her job after admitting that she and her fellow detectives had taken home a sum of money they recovered from the home of a known drug dealer 10 years ago. Paige cooperated in the investigation, and although she was never charged, she didn’t want other cops to know about her relationship with Gregson, as it could reflect poorly on him.
Gregson thought that the same issue was the cause of their recent split, but after Joan paid Paige a visit, the latter eventually revealed to Gregson that the real reason she broke up with him was because she was diagnosed with Multiple sclerosis (MS), and she didn’t want Gregson to be stuck with her as she fights the disease.
Although Joan told Gregson that MS is a “cruel” illness, he believes that Paige is worthy of his love, and so he decided to continue his relationship with her.
Bringing Madsen back for Season 5 is part of Doherty’s plan to further develop Quinn’s character, because after taking a bit of a backseat to Morland (John Noble) last season, the exec producer said that Gregson as well as Detective Bell (Jon Michael Hill) will get their due. “We’re looking to advance both of those characters down certain paths,” Doherty told TVLine.
“Elementary” Season 5 premieres Sunday, Oct. 2, at 10/9c on CBS.